The Weekly Quiz and Caption Competition

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The questions for this week’s quiz are based on the five news articles published in this week’s edition.

  1. What is the capital of Colombia?
    1. Belize
    2. Bogotá
    3. Buenos Aires
  2. Which city is turning parking spaces into cycle lanes?
    1. Paris
    2. New York
    3. Canberra
  3. How does the following phrase end: “Every cloud has a… ”?
    1. Belly full of rain
    2. Fluffy centre
    3. Silver lining
  4. How old was Boyan Slat when he started his ocean clean-up company?
    1. 12
    2. 16
    3. 28
  5. What kind of animal is a Kakapo?
    1. Parrot
    2. Monkey
    3. Sheep
  6. What is the name of the underwater rubbish pile in the Pacific Ocean?
    1. The Pacific Rubbish Drop
    2. The Pacific Trash Vortex
    3. The Pacific Trash Tornado
  7. How many people were on the New Year’s Honours list?
    1. 302
    2. 1,239
    3. 4,115
  8. How many Formula One titles has Lewis Hamilton won?
    1. 4
    2. 7
    3. 12
  9. How old is Samah Khalil?
    1. 18
    2. 20
    3. 26
  10. In what country does the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival take place?
    1. China
    2. Iceland
    3. Canada
  11. A variant of the Covid-19 virus spread through mink farms in November. Where?
    1. Sweden
    2. Denmark
    3. Finland
  12. A new coin is being released to celebrate the Queen’s 95th birthday. How much is it worth?
    1. 95p
    2. £2
    3. £5
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1b, 2a, 3c, 4b, 5a, 6b, 7b, 8b, 9b, 10a, 11b, 12c

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